Lady Of The Lake
Well actually she is the lady of the ‘pond’. Yesterday morning I was checking out the marsh pond when I saw this female Red-breasted Merganser come floating into view. Mergansers are diving ducks that would normally be seen here in winter, and we would be more likely to see the Hooded Merganser then this Red-breasted. So I was doubly and delightfully surprised to see this lady gliding along in the pond. Notice the dark eyeliner around her eyes, she appears quite fashionably made up!